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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Brian Bateman Blend

Friday night, Mark took me out for a while ... I had cabin fever and needed to be around other humans.  We bar-hopped and I drank a few beers and had a nice relaxing evening.  There was nothing going on in the way of decent bands playing anywhere in Nampa, as was to be expected.  The Caldwell Night Rodeo is in town, and it was the first weekend of the Western Idaho Fair.  So the bars were pretty dead, and I'm sure any bar who paid for a band probably had a hard time making their money back this weekend.

Saturday we went to the Canyon County Music Festival.  Again ... a tough weekend for the reasons above.  But we did see a couple of good bands.  A simple three-piece band called Belly Up played some funky, almost reggae-ish stuff that I really enjoyed.  A few photos.

I feel kind of silly because apparently I didn't shoot a photo of the whole band at once.  Oops.  Also, I can't find a website or a facebook profile for them, probably because of their name.  If anyone knows of anything, please let me know.  Thanks!

Then the Brian Bateman Blend hit the stage.  I can't say enough good things about these guys!  I love their music and hope to see them again soon.  They have quite a bit of their music available on their facebook profile, so check it out!

Sunday afternoon, Mark and I went to Ste. Chapelle's and met up with a few good friends and watched Phyllis' husband, Craig, and his band, Come Together (<-- Check out the new website ... they are still working on it, but it's gettin' there!), play for the local winos!  This was a kick in the pants!  I know drinking wine is a "sophisticated" thing ... and it sure was fun watching people get sophisticatedly drunk!  They make much "better" drunks than us hicks, that's for sure!  LOL!  Great venue, gorgeous day, and a fun time was had by all!

Here's Craig:

1 comment:

  1. I haven't been dancing since Valentine's day weekend; Ted and I both love to dance to live bands. I'm having a hard time getting him off the front porch these days!